The Avid Cruiser Takes On: Saint-Raphael & Frejus

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Saint-Raphael boasts 36 kilometers of coastline, stretching nearly to Cannes.© 2012 Ralph Grizzle

This past September, we had a fun visit to Saint-Raphael & Frejus, sister cities in the south of France. Check out our video for an overview of our time in these exciting destinations.

In Saint-Raphael’s old town, we climbed the bell tower of a 12-century church for some spectacular views of the harbor where Napolean Bonaparte sailed into in 1799. In the distance, we could see not only Saint-Tropez but also the neighboring twin city Frejus.

Saint-Tropez is only 38 kilometers away while the Romanesque city of Frejus is only a few minutes drive. It’s hard to miss the striking red rocks of the Esterel Hills. If you’re in Saint-Raphael, I recommend that you climb the bell tower in the old town. You’ll be rewarded with some spectacular views.

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The Baptistery dates back to the 5th century. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

The cloisters are characterized by animals carved by craftsman in to the wooden ceiling. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

What could be more French? An outdoor caffee with a glass of perrier and a noisette, an espresso with a dash of milk. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

In Saint-Raphael. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

Missed our previous videos shot in the south of France? See these: